The Double Life of Veronique

  • November 12, 2016 / 19:00
  • November 20, 2016 / 14:00

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
France, Poland, Norway, 1991, 98’, color

French, Polish, Italian with Turkish subtitles

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond, which Kieslowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak’s shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner’s haunting, operatic score, Kieslowski creates one of cinema’s most purely metaphysical works: The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.
Music by Zbigniew Preisner

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The Double Life of Veronique

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